PAWS Staff

Our Staff

Most of our veterinary surgeons have an interest in a particular aspect of veterinary medicine above their general veterinary training. With such a broad knowledge base we are well suited to be able to help with all your veterinary needs.

To help care for you and your pet we employ a highly skilled and registered team of veterinary nurses and client support staff.

Each of our staff undertakes continuous annual training so as to keep up to date with the latest veterinary advances.



Ian graduated from Liverpool University in 1990 and spent a small period working in Lancashire in mainly equine practice before moving to Warwickshire. Ian spent over 25 years as a mixed vet including work with the meat hygeine service but now spends his time almost exclusively with our small animal division where his particular interest is in anaesthesia and analgesia. He also enjoys emergency medicine, critical care and orthopedics. Outside of work Ian volunteers many hours policing the roads and motorways of Warwickshire as well as training new volunteers. He is also a qualified basketball referee, officiating in the top UK leagues as well as observing, assessing and tutoring younger officials.


Alex, is one of our Directors and also an exclusively small animal vet. He joined Midshire Veterinary Group in 2011 and spends every other Monday in addition to other mornings and afternoons routinely at Whitestone when not working at our PAWS surgery. Alex qualified in Italy but has been living and working in the UK for over 10 years. Alex has a special interest in cardio-respiratory diseases and soft tissue surgery. He also has a further qualification in acupuncture.


Thad qualified from Cambridge University in 2010 and worked in mixed practice in the East of England for some time before coming to join us where he still works on both the large and small animal sides of the business. Thad became a Director in 2017. Thad's interests are varied and professionally include small animal surgery, birds and sheep lameness. Out of work they include Guinea Pigs, American football, music, walking and skiing - and numismatics (coin, currency and medal collecting).


Steve qualified in 1979 and is the longest serving member of Midshire Veterinary Group. A former director Steve has supported many new vets over the years and despite retiring in 2015, still covers for our small animal team. Out of work Steve is very busy travelling, playing flat green green bowling and being a Grandad. He's also a big rugby fan!


Beatriz qualified in 2013 from Complutense University of Madrid and spend one year in small animal practice before deciding to move to the UK with the aim of increasing her clinical and surgical skills. After working in several practices, Beatriz joined us in 2016. Her main areas of interest are surgery and dermatology. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs.


Paola graduated from the University of Bologna in March 2011 and subsequently spent time working in a referal centre specialising in oral surgery and treatment. She came to the UK in 2016 and joined our team a year later. Paola's interests remain in the area of oral treatment as well as exotic pets and imaging.


Serena graduated from Bologna University in 2009 and after a couple of years working in Italy with both large and small animals moved to the UK in 2014. After a couple of years off with her family Serena restarted her career as a purely small animal vet and joined us in Jan 2018 and enjoys all aspects of small animal practice. Relaxation is from time with the family and long countryside walks.


Anira has been with Paws since May 2017 and works part time. She is an experienced surgeon who gained her Certificate in 2016. Outside of work Anira is a busy mum and proud owner of Schnapps the terrier!
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Hannah joined us as a mixed vet having graduated from Cambridge summer 2018. She will be working with small and large animals and horses. In her spare time Hannah plays hockey and likes baking.
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Angus joins us as a mixed vet Autumn 2018, having graduated from Glasgow in 2016. He worked in a mixed practice in West Wales for 2 years, enjoying both the large and the small animal side. Outside of work he is a keen squash player, and also spends his time waterskiing!


Originally from South Louisiana, USA, Stephanie earned a Bachelors Degree in Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Science from Louisiana State University before moving to the UK and graduating with her Veterinary Degree from the University of Glasgow in 2015. She has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her fiancé. Stephanie is also busy with her two small dogs Jacques, a Toy Poodle, and Fiona, a Maltese cross and a corn snake named Stevie Nicks.



Liz is our Head Nurse. Qualifying in 2004 she enjoys all aspects of nursing - both large and small animal with a particular interest in emergency care. When not at work Liz works on her farm with sheep and cattle, looks after and rides her horse, goes walking with her 3 dogs and still manages to look after her children.


Becky is our longest serving member of staff having been with the company in excess of 38 years! She qualified as a nurse in 1985 and is now our senior nurse in charge of, and running, our in-house laboratory. She has an interests in biochemistry and haematology, pathology and parasitology. Outside of work Becky is involved with local heritage projects, history, art, countryside foraging and walks.


Terri has worked in veterinary practice since 2008 and joined PAWS in December 2016 having qualified in 2014. Terri enjoys our nursing clinics and has an interest in behaviour and has achieved a level 3 canine and feline behaviour management in veterinary nursing award. She intends to continue her interest with a behavioural certificate. When not at work Terri enjoys long walks with her dog Goochi.


Christina qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016 and came to work with us in January 2017. She has an interest in surgical nursing as we all as all things rabbit. Outside of work she enjoys music concerts and festivals and loves to travel. Christina owns a British Shorthair cat named James - who rules he household!


Having left us for a short while, Sam returned to us September 2018. Qualifying in 2007, Sam's main interests are dermatology and preventative healthcare. She is also our insurance claim form processor. Out of work Sam is busy with 2 children, 3 cats, a dog and a pineapple conure.


Abi originally joined us as one of our receptionists before making the jump into nursing. Qualifying in January 2020 Abi is ready to embrace her green uniform! Her interests include anaesthesia and caring for our in-patients. Out of work she enjoys relaxing at the cinema, going out for dinner and swimming.
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Alison is another of our student veterinary nurses, joining us in 2018 she is about to enter her second year of college. She lives with her partner Chris, two cats called Poppy and Pumpkin and a crazy cocker spaniel called Wilbur. When not studying Alison loves being active - hiking, going to the gym, swimming, scuba diving, obstacle course runs, pony trekking, long walks in the countryside with Wilbur and travelling.


Elaine is a long-time member of staff having been with us over 20 years. she first worked on reception before joining the nursing team in 2000 and qualifying as an Animal Nursing Assistant. Elaine is also a qualified bereavement councilor. In her spare time her 2 labradoodles keep her busy and Elaine enjoys walking and all things Shakespeare.
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Kathy has been with us since 1994. Formerly our Head Nurse until 2011, Kathy retired to look after her sons and concentrate on the family's cycle racing. Kathy is another member of retired staff who still covers shifts- albeit auxiliary support!



Hannah has been working with us since 2016. She is lucky to have a very large dog to spend her spare time with and together they enjoy hanging out with friends and family.


Lisa has worked at Paws since December 2016 after previously working as a receptionist at a school and a doctors surgery. Aside from caring for her five cats and her dog, in her spare time, Lisa enjoys gardening, board games and trying to run 10km's


Having worked in the construction industry for 10 years, Fran embarked on a completely new experience and joined us in December 2017. She has a Chihuahua and two cats and enjoys going to the theatre in her spare time.
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Mandy has been working with us since May 2018 having previously worked at various kennels and a pet shop. She has two border collies and enjoys weekends away with her American vehicles.
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Sheila joined us in August 2018. Out of work family and friends are a big part of Sheila's life and she also like anything involving crafting.

Admin + Support


Tammy is our practice manager and along with, and reporting directly to, the Directors, has responsibility for the whole of the practice and it's many functions and duties. Tammy's background is Veterinary Nursing and has been with us since 2004. Leaving to work as a veterinary business manager for a pet nutrition company, Tammy returned in 2014. Out of work Tammy loves the outdoors and being active.


Admin Manager Debbie is one of our longest serving members of staff having spent many years working on reception as well as in our farm office. Debbie's love is people and she enjoys talking with clients and helping them as much as possible. She also now looks after the reception team keeping them happy and up to date with policies. Outside of work she likes to spend as much time with her grandchildren as possible as well as her foul-mouthed budgie (hopefully not at the same time!).


Susan is responsible for our accounts and has been with the practice since 2008. Out of work Susan is a keen decorator and gardener.


Gaynor joined the team in 2009. She is responsible for housekeeping and looking after our clinical areas of the building along with the nursing and reception staff.

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